Information on research activities in the Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh
Cardiovascular disease is a major health problem, encapsulating a range of conditions including myocardial infarction (heart attacks), coronary heart disease, arterial thrombosis (artery blood clots), peripheral artery disease, stroke, and angina (chest pain). A major underlying cause of cardiovascular disease is artherosclerosis and subsequent tissue ischaemia, which may be associated with conditions such as obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension and high cholesterol.
Research in the CVS is investigator-led, CVS has 49 principal investigators leading research across four themes:
- Metabolism Obesity & Diabetes (MOD),
- Hypertension & Renal (HART),
- Cardio-metabolic Imaging (CINEMA),
- Coronary and Valvular Heart Disease
The technologies employed within CVS span basic molecular and cell biology, to model organisms (flies, fish, rodents), to clinical trials.
The ethos in the CVS is that, whatever their background, investigators can use our network of collaboration and training to deliver fundamental discoveries and implement them in translational research.